Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

That is great news as you have stated many times the outrageous fees that HOA's charge in your area.

Aug 02, 2017 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Return To Florida -- Is this worse than white belts and black socks worn with shorts?   

Aug 01, 2017 10:25 PM
Ambassador
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, how I wish they would follow suit here in North and South Carolina, Fred Griffin - they're ridiculously over-charging here and something needs to be done about this. It's highway robbery!

Aug 01, 2017 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Gotta love state law

Aug 01, 2017 07:19 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

About time the robbery was stopped.

Aug 01, 2017 06:07 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

This is a very good idea Fred Griffin . HOA's can and have gotten so out of hand. AZ cracked down on them a few years ago.

Aug 01, 2017 05:02 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would like to see all of these outlawed.

 

Aug 01, 2017 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good move..thanks for the update.

Aug 01, 2017 07:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

No I did not know and thanks for sharing this information with me and this group.

Aug 01, 2017 07:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

FLA has a different use for Estoppel than CA, but that is interesting news.

Aug 01, 2017 06:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for update Fred Griffin 

Aug 01, 2017 06:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Nice. But it is not true for CA. Ours charge for HOA docs and for any additional docs they forgot to attach the first time. True story. 

Aug 01, 2017 06:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there are rarely any HOA's here... all of our community roadways are maintained by the town.... 

Aug 01, 2017 06:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Great! Thanks for this helpful info :)

Aug 01, 2017 05:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I think that's a great idea... some of these fees have been getting out of hand and there's no one to complain to.

Aug 01, 2017 04:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good information.

Aug 02, 2017 05:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Good to know.

Aug 02, 2017 04:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have a HOA that charges just for a transfer $850

Aug 02, 2017 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I was glad top see this and still feel $250 is 50% too high.

Aug 02, 2017 12:18 PM
Rainer
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

HOA's run by people who were bullied as children now try and get back at the owners. Good thing Florida put a stop to the fees. California is insane with HOA's thinking they can charge a thousand dollars for some dump paperwork. I started a website where I uploaded free pdf copies of ccr's bylaws and budgets of some to the worst HOA's in CA 

Aug 02, 2017 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Wow that sounds like a great law.  Wish it would spread.

Aug 02, 2017 09:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That's Good News.  $250 is too much as far as I am concerned. Yet, at least it is capped!!!! Amen to that. 

Aug 02, 2017 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thanks for the update.  Sounds like this is a good step forward.

Aug 02, 2017 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That is a good thing.  Some associations have obviously been using the fees as cash cows through the years.

Aug 02, 2017 07:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Thanks for the heads up Fred Griffin 

Aug 02, 2017 07:14 AM
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David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

The $250.00 fee is for a 10 business day turnaround.  The HOA or managment company can charge an additional $100.00 for a rush (3 days) and an additional $150.00 if the property owner is delinquent in their assessments, so the total cost could be as high as $500.00 in certain circumstances.

Aug 02, 2017 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Even $250 is an outrageous amount but at least they're making an effort to stop the nonsense.

Aug 02, 2017 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

HOA's quickly saw landfall monies during the downturns and liened everything. The banks paid off like slot machines. Regulations are necessary

Aug 02, 2017 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS nailed this one!

Aug 02, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this interesting information.

Aug 02, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, I knew that.

Now lets see if everyone will charge $250. There were many who were less that $100.

Aug 02, 2017 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Are we talkin Resale Certs ?

Aug 02, 2017 05:33 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I hope they do that here as well, bt $250? That is insane. Most places here are $30 but some are now going upward to $100 and i fear more

Aug 02, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have seen exorbitant fees in the past for no reason. Nice to see a ceiling!

Aug 02, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Still too much in my opinion.

Aug 02, 2017 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

How high were the charges before this limit? I didn't know estoppel charges were an issue in Florida. 

Aug 02, 2017 02:35 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - thanks for sharing this. 

Aug 01, 2017 10:53 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Now that is interesting

Aug 01, 2017 07:34 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Here in Calfornia we have a law setting the amount HOA's can charge for documents. They are still charging outrageous fees for a pdf document! $100, $200 for the documents! Fries my butt!

Aug 01, 2017 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

On our condo in Jupiter we have had $13,000 in assessments in the last year and more coming. So if I understand you question which I may not, an assessment is not limited or can be used to get around this?

Aug 01, 2017 07:06 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Makes sense to me

Aug 01, 2017 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well something had to be done as costs in some areas are overboard.

Aug 01, 2017 04:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Smart move by Florida.  A

Aug 01, 2017 04:34 PM